Scott Richter was born in Atlanta, GA in 1943. He attended Parsons School of Design in the early 1960s to study industrial design. The Museum of Modern Art was a few blocks away and so begun his flirtation with the art world. A technical master uncomfortable with his comfort zone, his work often blends representation and abstraction, refinement and chaos. While his career has been marked by distinct chapters, there's a raw emotionality, dark subtext, and hint of humor that carries throughout his work.

Scott's work has been shown at PS1,  Zabriski Gallery, Curt Marcus Gallery, and Elizabeth Harris Gallery, in New York City. He was an assistant professor at SUNY Purchase for seven years, an adjunct professor at Cooper Union for over 31 years. Today, he continues to make work that challenges what he knows and leads him to the unexpected.